Magazine article Screen International

'Tangerines' Director Reveals Details of Follow-Up 'The Monk'

Magazine article Screen International

'Tangerines' Director Reveals Details of Follow-Up 'The Monk'

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Zaza Urushadze has begun production on The Monk, marking the Georgian director's first feature since Tangerines secured a nomination for the Best Foreign Language Feature Oscar in 2015.

Speaking to Screen about the new film, Urushadze said: ""Everyone can get into trouble unexpectedly. That's what happens to Father Giorgi who has been a Monk for several years and goes to serve in a remote and picturesque village. There he finds an irresistibly beautiful woman with a secret.

"The story is funny and a bit sad and all in all it is very human. The Monk is a very sympathetic character and I hope he will be as irresistible for the audience as the woman is to him."

The euro700,000 ($776,000) film, which is being shot in Kakheti, Georgia with a cast including Dmitri Tatishvili, Joseph Khvedelidze and Sophia Sebiskveradze, is handled by sales agent is Allfilm. Georgian company Cinema24 is co-producer.

Urushadze said the film will be quite different from his previous feature. …

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